Two weeks ago, we posted a blog outlining how homeowners can revolutionize their home energy use, particularly in the kitchen. To read that blog, click here. This week’s blog will focus on how homeowners can do the same in their living space! With peak energy use days just around the corner, you’ll want to utilize the following hacks to save on summer energy bills utilizing natural gas appliances:
Install A Natural Gas Air Conditioner
With summer upon us, now more than ever is an essential time to install a natural gas air conditioner. Homeowners are continuously trying new ways to stay cool while saving on energy bills. One reliable way to do this is by finding the right natural gas air conditioner for your home. According to JustEnergy, some models consume up to 50% less energy, making them more energy-friendly than their counterparts. When the unit is engaged, water is recycled rather than consumed. Also, many natural gas units are dependable in intense temperatures, even as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, if there is an emergency or blackout, most models are easily powered by a generator.
Consider whether a home warranty policy is right for you to protect your gas air conditioner from failure or damage. If your AC is damaged in the middle of summer, that can drastically affect your family and overall home comfort, especially if you have young kids, older adults, or pets. By cutting out the middleman, this policy can increase the repair or replacement time it may take to fix any important home comfort elements. If you plan on implementing any of these alternative energy appliances, this umbrella of protection can conserve any natural wear and tear.
Utilize A Gas-Powered Laundry Dryer
Lastly, a significant amount of electrical power is used when we dry our clothes. Using the traditional electric dryer to dry an assortment of apparel repeatedly can substantially raise your electrical bill. Find a suitable gas-powered dryer for your home to save energy when cleaning and drying your clothes. when searching for a dryer for your home, there are certain features to consider. Be mindful of the size, moisture sensor, noise dampening features, and consider if it’s NSF-certified, meaning it will zap 99.9% of the bacteria in your clothes.
These gas-powered dryers run at a higher temperature than their electric counterparts, thus leading to a quicker drying because their cycles are shorter, leading to less tumbling and static, resulting in less wear and tear on your clothes over time. Also, once the rotation is finished, gas dryers cool down faster, reducing additional clothes wrinkling. Overall, this is a more cost-friendly way to reimagine the drying process.
The continuous rise in technological advancements has allowed us the opportunity to make the most out of natural gas. By considering how we can use this to our advantage, we can continue to find new ways to power essential appliances and devices. If you need additional advice regarding the variety of natural gas usage, power, or advancements, please visit the NWGA newsroom.